Beach dresses aren't always the most exciting thing to buy but they're a holiday must and, naturally, anything in prep for your trip away is fun.
Gone are the days when bandeau maxi dresses were the only option, now there's a whole host of chic styles to choose from, with more and more brands jumping on the beachwear bandwagon.
If you're on a budget, and frankly who isn't when they've booked their summer holidays, the high street have some seriously covetable options. Our favourite has got to be H&M's Chloe style dress, with on point lace detailing around the scalloped edges.
Lisa Marie Fernandez is our beach dress crush if you're looking to invest. Though we love the shirt dress styles, we like an easy throw-on shape for the beach and this striped mini is perfection.
Off-the-shoulder styles are big this season and perfect for the beach, whether it's over a bandeau bikini or thrown on wander about, they come into their own on holiday (though do watch out for burning those shoulders).
Kaftans and kimonos are the obvious chic holidayer's choice of beachwear and this summer they're hotter than ever, with high end and high street brands getting in on the tie-up, tasseled action.
Not sure which beach dress you'll be buying? Check out our edit for one you love...